The assessment of pre-slaughter and slaughter treatments of livestock by measurement of plasma constituents-A review of recent work.

@article{Shaw1992TheAO,
  title={The assessment of pre-slaughter and slaughter treatments of livestock by measurement of plasma constituents-A review of recent work.},
  author={Freddy Shaw and Ron K. Tume},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={1992},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={311-29}
}
The measurement of plasma constituents in a blood sample can provide information on the stress status of the animal. The interpretation of results obtained for constituents of blood samples collected at exsanguination must consider the effect of the slaughter process on the constituent. Both electrical and mechanical stunning methods can cause dramatic increases in catecholamine levels and minor increases in glucose levels. Thus, there are difficulties in the interpretation of catecholamine and… CONTINUE READING
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